A Minor Genocide

project finished

full-length animated-documentary film

format 80 min

animation format 18 min



director: Natalia Koryncka-Gruz

script: Anna Janko, Natalia Koryncka-Gruz
production: Eureka Studio sp. z o.o.

line producers: Natalia Koryncka-Gruz, Konrad Wróblewski

screenplay based on:  „The small Annihilation ” by  Anna Janko

animation: Letko Sp. z o.o.
director of animation: Tomasz Siwiński

music: Aleksander Gruz

producer of animation: Grzegorz Wacławek, Piotr Szczepanowicz
line producer of animation: Kuba Karwowski

production: Eureka Studio sp. z o.o.

co-production: TVP S.A., NCK, NiNA, Letko Sp. z o.o., Animoon Sp. z o.o.
co-finance: PISF


 Production co-funded by the Polish Film Institute


/ Project description /

In 1943 in the Polish village of Sochy, Nazi army massacred locals and completely destroyed the entire village. Only a few survived, among them a little girl named Teresa Ferenc – mother of the author of the book entitled „The small Annihilation” on which the script is based.


“A Minor Genocie”, that combines documentary and animation, is a story about three women: the Mother, the Daughter and Grandaughter as well as the war trauma which gets inherited from generation to generation. For the Mother, the War is a harrowing experience, for the Daughter is a painful family story but for the Grandaughter the past that she doesn’t want to let into her life.